Finding the Most Flattering Shorts For Your Body
Who wears short shorts? You do!
Summer fashion calls for fewer layers and showing more skin, but for those of us wary about slipping into shorts, stylists insist now is the time to let go of your fears.
“Shorts are an essential summer staple, and for the past few seasons we’ve seen an up-trending of shorts instead of miniskirts for warm weather,” says Shannon Davenport, fashion and media editor at Stylesight. “The great thing about shorts is that they can be dressed up or down, so depending on how you style the look, you can get a lot of mileage out of a great pair of shorts.”
According to Davenport, there are lots of styles to choose from, including boyish twill, silk and destroyed denim. But if you’re looking for something sleek and basic for day or night, there are a few points to keep in mind before investing in a new pair.
“The rise is really important, so if you want to wear a tinier pair, having a higher rise is more flattering, which is also great if you want to nip in the waist or stomach area,” says Davenport. “White or colored denim cutoffs are a chic option. Loose shorts are a romantic universally flattering option, and work well if skin tight isn’t your thing.”
Ready to go short? Read on for some expert tips and tricks on how to rock this look: